Bricktown Brewery

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3.17/5
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135 Ratings
Place Score: 81
Ratings: 45
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.46
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1 N Oklahoma Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73104-2413
United States
phone: (405) 232-2739

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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 24
Reviews by beerceller99:
Photo of beerceller99
3.15/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Bricktown Brewery is a pretty big place. Two stories with a small bar and restruant seating downstairs and upstairs there's a big tavern type layout with smoke, pool tables, darts and another bar along with a live music stage.
Maybe something about having frequented so many brewpubs over the years has given me a sense of what a brewpub should feel like. I don't get the feeling when I'm at the Bricktown. It's like the beer is an after thought here - live music and a party atmosphere take center stage. If they could only put as much enthusiasum into brewing beer as they do hyping the atmosphere this would be the place to go in OKC.
The beers are all 3.2%abw and will barely impress a seasoned craft brew drinker. There are better brewpubs in town.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

This place had quite a few guest bottles/cans including: Rogue, Big Sky, Prairie Artisans, Great Divide, Black Mesa, among others. Looking back at the last 25 minutes I should have tried the Black Mesa Double ESB instead of the house beers, but one never knows.
Bricktown seems to be a cool place to sit and have a beer and eat some decent food, and their stocked with a good variety of hard liquor and guest beers so I could see myself returning here a time or 3.

Photo of Hophizer
3.81/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Great location, plenty of room doesn't always have all of their craft brews available. Craft beers are above average. Nice place to relax before or after a Thunder game.

Photo of DelMontiac
3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4

My family and I were in OKC for a couple of days and decided to lodge in Bricktown a coupld of blocks from the Bricktown Brewery. The menu on the website looked good so we decided to eat there. We were greeted with a warm welcome as we entered at about 8:30pm on a Wednesday night. Not many patrons, but happy hours were over and it was midweek. It's a very nice looking well kept place - rustic/grand saloon/cabin sort of vibe with the fermenters and mash tuns behind glass. Bar looked nice, but we sat at a booth which was very comfortable. There are steel stairs which climb up to the second floor where I believe they have several pool tables, but I didn't go up to look. My wife and daughter commented on the smell that smacked us in the face when we walked in. They were a little grossed out, but I knew that smell. It was fermenting(ed) grain. Not something you really want your customers to get a snout full of so I think they need to find a way to correct that. The service here was great - no problems. The food is very good. My pulled pork sandwich was fantastic. Wife's loaded burger was tasty and huge. Daughter's chicken/bacon/apple salad was delicious and huge. Fries were fresh and crisp. Now for the beer. Tap selection is pretty bare bones to honest. I was there to drink their beer. They were out of their wheat beer, so I ordered their Bricktown Brown ale which was a very good brown regardless of the average score it receives here on BA. I ordered the 46 Star Oklahoma Amber ale (formerly Copperhead Amber ale) to have with my sandwich. I was not as pleased with their amber, but it wasn't bad. I would recommend this place without hesitation. We'll be back.

Photo of HamGlade10
4.26/5  rDev +23.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

My wife and I stopped in Bricktown on a cold, snowy saturday afternoon. We had spent 8 hours in a car and was looking for some place to mellow out and we came across Bricktown Brewery. We sat at the bar. The place is very nice, very cosy and welcoming, almost a log cabin feeling to it. There are two levels (i believe), although we did not go upstairs. The beer selection was alright. Not much on tab, and the bottle list was a little better, but still, nothing to rave about. All the beers served are brewed on Oklahoma, which is nice. The food was alright. My meatloaf sandwich big and filling, but also bland, a lot of ketchup helped. My wife got the soup and salad, the soup portion is HUGE! Overall, its a nice place, i like a decor, and the staff was friendly. I wish they had a little better beer section. I will definitely go back if i find myself in the Bricktown part of OKC.

Photo of russpowell
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Set in it's namesake, this place is big, beautiful & has a nice welcoming feel to it unless you are turned off by TVs & music ( not overbearing)
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Limited by our DUMBass beer laws, the beers are mostly watery. The IPA, Red & Kolsch were the best of six I tried. Only the IPA was above average. I drank plenty of beers in England below 4.2% abv that were good, not sure why more flavor wasn't delivered here. At least all the beers tasted clean & uninfected ( Tapwerks take note)

Service was friendly & prompt

Six house beers on tap, a couple of other taste guest brews ( the Coop F5 blew my taste buds out after the kinderbier served first). Nice bottled selection

The food was very tasty, albeit a bit expensive (welcome to Bricktown!) Beer was more reasonably priced. Loved the chicken pot pie

Worth a visit, come hungry & look towards the guest beers unless you like them real delicate & light

Photo of Travler
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

This is a pretty generic Anytown brewery in the old-warehouse-district-turned-gentrified-downtown part of Oklahoma City. Which is to say, not a bad place to go for some pub food and good beer.

The brewery’s beer is a pretty short list; kolsch, wheat, amber, red, and brown. Nothing to get excited about. But, the red ale and the brown ale were both very clean and drinkable. Nice flavor; good balance leaning to malt; very quaffable session beers.

There was a fairly good sized bottle-beer list, but I didn’t check it out much.

I had a “Pork on pulled-Pork Sandwich”. Lot’s of good pulled-pork, with a couple slices of bacon for good measure. Tasty, and a good-value for meat eaters. The sweet potato fries were pretty good also.

There were plenty of wide-screens around with sports on them. There was also a pretty kickin’ two piece guitar band doing some covers and their own music.

I’ll come back next time I’m in OKC.

Photo of cspompey
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

I was in Oklahoma City on business for a few days so I did a bit of research prior to see what would be within walking distance of my hotel. Bricktown Brewery is really easy to find located just under the Bricktown overpass, parking is really easy as well.

Food is fair, nothing special just regular bar food. Selection is average I would assume for area. Environment and atmosphere is nice and open. In house beers are fair but nothing special. If I was ever back in Oklahoma I would definitely stop back.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

So we drove into Oklahoma City because, you know, the wife grew up in Tulsa but has not been to OK City since 1995, and I have visited OK but never been to the capital city.

We pull into Bricktown looking for Tapwerks and wow, is that a brewery? Yup, we just parked right next to Bricktown Brewery. So let's check it out... huge space, an old warehouse, a bar area, dining room, tables everywhere. Empty at 2pm on a Friday, I guess the lunch rush was over. Sweet server, no issues there.

We sat at the bar and surveyed the taps. Six house brews (Robbie House brown, Bricktown Brown, Old King Kolsch, Red Ale, Wheat and Amber) plus two non-house beers (Oklahoma beers, Coop F5 IPA plus Marshall Porter).

The food is pub grub, one step up. We had a great pimento-cheese dip with house-made crackers/flatbread and a Coney spicy hot-dog with pork chilli.

They fill growlers! How great is that in Oklahoma? Fifteen dollars for the glass and first fill, then half price for your next visit.

So this is a sort-of-average brewery that would not stand out if it were in, say, Denver, but here in Oklahoma City, it is quite a little gem.

Photo of smibroncos
3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

I stopped by for a couple of pints and some food with a friend. I sat at the bar and was immediatly greeted by the bartender she was nice and made us feel comfortable. The bar was a little small but the restraunt had ample space. The brewery was located directly behind the bar area. The beer selection was average and I liked the IPA and RED the best. I had a BBQ sandwich and some sweet potato fries. The food was typical and the beer was good. The waitress was fast and always there when our glasses were empty. Overall a good place. I will definately try this place again when I am in town.

Photo of Yetiman420
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

Third and final stop on my three-stop brewpub tour of Oklahoma City. The clear winner in a filed of mediocrity.

Beers on tap..
Bricktown
Copper
Hefe
Red
Crisp Ale (not sure)
Aught 7 IPA

Had the IPA and it was easily and far and away the best beer I've ever had in Oklahoma. Clean, bursting with hop aroma and great flavor. It may have been so good because the other beers at the other stops were just that poor.

Located in a revived downtown area just a short walk from my Courtyard hotel. I'm not sure it would be a place that I would hang out when busy. May draw lowest common denominator on busy nights, but hey the IPA was great.

They forgot my Feta on the Greek salad and even after getting it, it was just ok.

Photo of great7dividers
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

In the heart of downtown Oklahoma City, which I've visited a few times at this point, is the Bricktown Brewery. Its fairly charming, with a sports bar type design, and a welcoming atmosphere.

The staff is pleasant and work pretty quickly. The quality of the food and beverage is good and the restaurant is clean.

The beers were good. I sampled the Bison American Wheat, Copperhead Amber Ale (The flagship brew), High Plains Porter, India Pale Ale, and Red Brick Ale. Each of the beers was pretty good (maybe a 3.5 out of 5), with the exception of the Red Brick Ale. I found this one to be an exceptional American Red Ale and ordered a pint following my sampler.

The food was excellent, and I would recommend the cornbread battered catfish or the barbeque chicken.

Photo of armock
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

This is a pretty good place to go to. As you walk in the bar is to your left and behind the bar is the brewery. For a brewpub they have a pretty good sized brew house and fermentation space. Off to the right is the seating are of tables and booths with tvs in sight from any seat.

While I was there the selection of beers was pretty average. They had five house beers on tap that ranged from mediocre to good.

The service here was very good. Our waitress was nice and very quick with requests. My appetizer come out quicker than I expected. My meal followed shortly after and everything tasted very good.

Photo of huricrane47
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

I first went to Bricktown Brewery to predrink before going to a Dave Matthews Concert. It was happy hour and i got to try all of their beers. They were all good but there was nothing special about them. They were pretty basic (exp. amber, wheat, lager). Although, the atmosphere of the establishment was great because you could go upstairs and play pool or darts. I didn't really order anything to eat but they had a table with free food for happy hour which included buffalo wings, chips and salsa. Overall, i think that it is a kewl place to go and play pool and i want to go back and try their menu food. Worth stopping by if your in the area.

Photo of Redrover
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

The Bricktown - as a lot of buildings in this section of town, it is an older retrofitted space. It is a large two-story interior with lots of exposed ductwork, wood pillars and brick. There are high ceilings and some nice artwork that depicts the various beers they offer.

The bar is on your left as you enter. It is an extended U that seats about 16 or so. It topped with green tile.

The tanks are beside the bar and separated by a wall of glass. The brewer was active the days I was there which is always nice to see.

5 regulars (copper head, Bison Weizen, Red Brick Ale, Aught 7 IPA and Black Gold Stout) they also had special which escapes me.
Beers run the gamut from decent to not-so-good.

Service was friendly and they were free with samples.

The crowd was on the smaller side and was mainly regulars with a few other tourists.

Note that happy hour is from 3 to 7 and most beers are only $1.75.

The menu has choices ranging from pastas and salads to burgers, steak, bbq and sandwiches.

Try the chili it is excellent! The bbq is just serviceable.

There are lots of TVs, would be a good option to catch a game.

Tunes started great with classic rock (Neil Young, Steve Miller, Little Feat) and then some not so good hair rock and 80's power ballads.

I think this place is worth a stop if you are in town.

Photo of spiveym
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

I came here on a quiet Saturday afternoon so the service at the bar was good. Nice building with an upstairs and pool tables, plenty of seating for dining guests. They had five beers on tap; the seasonal was a blueberry that I didn't try. I had the Bison Weisen which while tasty wasn't remarkable. The Red Brick Ale was also "average" but not bad, but both beers seemed light on flavor - like they weren't going to try anything that might offend some BudMillerCoors drinkers. The bartender said they have been competing in the GABF but apparently no medals yet. They serve the standard "samplers" on a wooden tray for you to try. I was happy to see a brewpub in OKC and hope they do well, but I'd like to see more "aggressive" beers.

Photo of colts9016
2.65/5  rDev -23.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 2

I went here for a luncheon with co workers. The place was somewhat full. The place seemed dull and boring. I had the Copperhead and it was a light beer that was bland. I didn't even finish the beer. I order a burger to eat, they screwed that up the burger was burnt and chewy. The Onion rings were over cooked. The only thing that was good is the diet coke. The waitress that I had was rude. I was so disgusted with this place. I been here before a couple of years back and I remembered it was a delightful place to go the Atmosphere was pleasing and the food was tasty. I don't know what they did over the years but they need to go back to what it once was. Probably never go there again.

Photo of htomsirveaux
2.3/5  rDev -33.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 2

Stopped in here after the Flaming Lips NYE concert, ~1230 am 1 Jan 2009.

Loud crowd, fairly full restaurant, age range 20-40. Piped in music at first and then what seemed to be a live band upstairs playing covers. Bouncer at the door and seemed to be fairly heavy in house security.

We sat down at a booth to order a sampler and food; the server informed us that they were only serving appetizers.

The beer was served in plastic cups, 2 oz for the sampler and 12 oz for the regular servings. Five beers available. Copperhead (amber), this was lightly sweet, watery with some faint citrus notes. Bison Hefewizen had a faint green banana and plastic smell (not sure if this was from the beer or the cups). Red Brick (a red amber?) was slightly nutty, no Cascades apparent in the beer (menu claimed that they were used). Ocktoberfest was somewhat fruity with an astringent aftertaste. IPA had minimal hops present and was somewhat watery.

I ordered the chicken quesadillas because I thought they would be hard to mess up; they were average looking and tasting. The artichoke crab dip was ordered against my advice, this was 4 oz tortilla chips and what looked to be reheated dip with almost no crab or artichoke (cream cheese based), at $7.50 seemed overpriced. The beer battered onion rings were greasy and soggy looking but taste was about average, they were served with ranch dip.

Overall was not very impressed with either the beer or the food.

Photo of hiikeeba
3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

We arrived a little before one in the afternoon. The crowd was surprisingly light. Bricktown is the old industrial district in downtown OKC. I almost overdosed on brick buildings. It's a great area of town, and is probably packed on weekends.

We sat in the bar area and had the sampler. The copperhead ale was the best of the bunch. The porter had some butterscotch flavor in it. The copperhead was clean and refreshing.

I ordered the BBQ stuffed potato and was amazed at the size of the thing. It was huge. The potato had been cut open, and filled with pulled pork with a small amount of sauce. It would have been better with a bit more sauce, but it was still very good.

This is a great place. I look forward to visiting again.

Photo of czechsaaz
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2

Decent looking brewery. Lots of exposed wood and an upstairs/downstairs restaurant. From the bar area you can see the 10 bbl system behind glass.

Beers were O.K. Most were average, one, the vienna lager was very good, and one, the wheat was well below average. Just 5 beers on tap.

I ate here with a pretty big group. The food all had the delivered frozen and cooked feel. You know frozen wings absorb the sauce and change color after freezing. And burger patties are perfectly round? That's the menu.

The bartenders on two successive nights didn't seem to know or care much about the beer.

Shame, it's a good place with lots of space and plenty of potential but they don't seem to be trying very hard.

Photo of TheSarge
2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

Bricktown Brewery wasn't too bad as far as service and food goes. The original bartender when I first got there didn't know the differences between their brews, but the second dude that came along was very knowledgeable. This did't matter, however, because the three beers I tried all tasted like crap. I had a porter, witbeer, and amber lager. They all seemed to have the same terrible aftertaste. Perhaps the quality of their water had something to do with this. Also the wit was so watery, as was the amber lager. The setting was normal of a brewpub. You could see the whole operation from mash to fermentation go on in front of your eyes as you eat, and the brewers were happy to chit chat about beer. The food was okay too.

Photo of kdoc8
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

The brewery is located in a cool and modern Bricktown section of OK City which I’m sorry I didn’t have more of a chance to explore. Although, my mapquest directions to get there were sorely lacking and I got quite lost. Anyway…I had the chicken pot pie and fried green tomatoes, which were both ok but not great. Their actual food of choice there was barbequed ribs if you’re into that kind of thing – it smelled quite good in any case. I sat in the bar area, which was quite crowded and loud. However, the restaurant itself was very large and modern and had two floors. I had the sampler of their beers, which were all dominated by bitter hops flavor, and their beer menu contains several reds, which I found unique.

Photo of ark1ebs
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Went to the Bricktown Brewery on a Monday night with some friends from Arkansas. We were in town for business and needed a drink before the Hornets played the Cleveland Cavaliers and Lebron James.

I ordered an IPA first and was greatly disappointed. It didn't have much (if any) hop aroma or bitterness. In fact, oxidation was the biggest quality I could remember.

Next up was the amber ale (can't recall the name). It was a better suited to the style than the IPA was. It was pleasantly malty but nothing was remarkable.

I'm sure different batches result in different levels of quality. I might go back but will be looking for an alternative the next time in OKC.

Photo of woodychandler
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 5

This place was located right in the heart of Bricktown, mere blocks from Coach’s and the brewhouse and Fermentation Vessels were fully visible in arched windows from outside. I entered by going up a set of steps, through a single doorway, and the maitre d’ station was immediately to my left. Past there was a stairwell in the centerline, which led to the second floor. The bar was up a couple of steps to the left with the brewhouse and serving tanks all visible just beyond the bar.

By continuing straight aft from the m.d.s., I came upon a restaurant area with the standard tables and chairs as well as some booths along the back wall. To the right were more restaurant tables and chairs that culminated with the kitchen, which was all of the way to the right. As I approached the kitchen I found the washrooms by making a quick left.
The second floor was up a long flight of steps and had its own bar, a large band/stage area, and a large game room on the left side of the building with billiards tables and video games. Beyond the game room were a couple of private banquet rooms that I was allowed to peer into, briefly.

For BlitheringIdiot, who raved about the way the place smelled at Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh: this place had a mouthwatering smell from the moment that I stepped foot inside. It turned out that they do all of their smoking of their meats on premises and the BBQ odor was just fantastic! As to the food, it really lived up to my expectations, but as a Northerner, it seemed to me that they were gilding the lily by adding sauce to the meat. I humbly suggest having their offerings unadorned.

As to their beers, I was not as unimpressed as many reviewers that I have read. The beers were passable, but not great. The real failing was that they needed to use more hops, especially when serving BBQ dishes that really cry out for some bitterness to go with that smoky sweetness. Listen, if Coach’s in Norman wasn’t afraid to use ‘em …

Bottom line: nice place, well established, but their beers could use some improvement.

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Bricktown Brewery in Oklahoma City, OK
81 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.